Wintertime in Goshen, IN means cold, dry air infiltrates your home. This dry air may cause you discomfort and impact both your health and your home. With a new whole-home humidifier installed by trustworthy HVAC technicians, you can get ready for winter and ensure your comfort throughout the cold months of the year.

Promote Healthy Moisture Levels

During the wintertime, dry air affects everything in your home, including your hair and skin. Your skin may dry and crack, leading to itching and pain. The dry air may also exacerbate existing skin problems, such as eczema. Dry air also affects your home’s wood furniture and flooring. By maintaining a healthy indoor humidity level of 30% to 50%, whole-home humidifiers help your skin and extend the lifespan of your home and belongings.

Reduce Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

Dust mites thrive in dry air. Skin flakes off more easily in dry conditions, which adds more dust to your home. Using a whole-home humidifier and maintaining an ideal indoor humidity level may reduce the sneezing, itching, and irritation to your eyes, nose, and throat caused by dust mite allergies. Moist airways also reduce the dry cough associated with asthma flare-ups. Because whole-home humidifiers directly connect to your home’s water supply, they’re less likely to experience mold or mildew issues compared to portable humidifiers.

Lower Risk of Illness

In the wintertime, the common cold and the flu easily spread among household members. Dry air allows viruses to spread more quickly through a home. According to Medline Plus, humidified air relieves the discomfort of being sick with a cold or the flu. The humidified air also lessens irritation and inflammation in your throat. Keeping your home at an ideal humidity level also loosens and thins mucus in your sinuses and nose, which helps you breathe easier when you’re sick.

To learn more about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier, check out Rex’s Heating and Cooling’s indoor air quality products, or contact us today.

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